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Are Larger Countries Really More Corrupt?
Policy Research Working Papers
Several authors claim to provide evidence that governmental corruption is less severe in small than in large countries. We demonstrate that this relationship is an artifact of sample selection. Most available corruption indicators provide ratings only for those countries in which multinational investors have the greatest interest: these tend to include almost all large nations, but among small nations only those that are well-governed. We find that the relationship between corruption anddoi:10.1596/1813-9450-2470 fatcat:3sblf6u7dfcddcoll7tnwybrvq